Captain Don’s Habitat Dive Operation is a PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort and a SDI 5 Star Professional Development Center. It is centrally located within the resort complex for easy access from all rooms. We have three 1-tank boat departures daily, at 8.30 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM, to over 70 moored sights on our custom built diveboats. Each mooring buoy is limited to 1 boat so you’ll have the reef all to yourself. Diving Rates are priced per person per day.
Total Diving Freedom has always been the concept at Captain Don’s Habitat. Over 50 world class dives are within a 15 minute boat ride. Diving Freedom means 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no rush or anxiety. Take a giant stride off our divers-only pier "baby dock" and you’re already looking at clusters of starlet coral, surrounded by colorful wrasse and gobies, and the drop-off starts in 30 feet, only a few kicks away. Shore diving is a must at Captain Don's Habitat and around the island of Bonaire rated as the top shore diving destination in the world! Following accepted safe diving practices, you can grab a tank and go....whenever you want!
The Captain Don's Habitat Dive Operation offers training from the following training agencies...PADI, TDI and SDI and accepts all Universal Referrals for final completion of training ...and is equipped to handle all of your certification needs including Rebreathers and Tri-Mix. Choose from over 20 specialty courses! Rec Tek Scuba is conveniently based out of our dive operation with it's own technical diving dedicated classroom.
All needed equipment is available for rental or sale in the Captain’s Locker which also has those last minute items you may have forgotten. Photo Services are also provided by the on-side shop BonPhoto and they offer our guests a full selection of the latest in photo and video equipment for rent or sale, personalized instruction and private photo shoots.Captain Don's Habitat is the Caribbean home to the Nikon School of Underwater Photography.
Habitat is neither pretentious nor regimented. Our multilingual, multicultural, professional staff are there to teach, assist, or advise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Whether you’ve been diving for years or are just starting out, Habitat diving will keep you happy.
Diving and Snorkel Rates
Rates are inclusive of service charge and all applicable taxes.
|Unlimited Shore Diving Daily*
|Package** 6 days unlimited Shore Diving
|1 Boat Dive Daily**
|Package **6 Boat Dives/6 days unlimited Shorediving (extra days subject to the same rate Boat Dive Daily**
|2 Boat Dives Daily**
|PACKAGE 2 Boat Dives Daily/ 6 days unlimited shorediving**(extra days subject to the same rate)
|Add Boat Dives on any package a la carte
|Any package or sales Special Upgrade 6 extra Boat Dives incl. unlimited Nitrox (extra days subject to the same rate)
|Snorkel or ride on boat per trip
|Per Tank Upgrade to Nitrox (in addition to regular dive package)
|Weekly (6 days) Upgrade to Nitrox Rate (in addition to regular dive package)
|2014 YEAR package Upgrade Special Nitrox certification through E-Learn or 1 hour on property class including unlimited Nitrox use***
*Includes tanks, weights and weight belt
**Includes unl. use of tanks for shore diving plus weights and weight belt
***E-mail email@example.com for your E-code or book through your travel agent
All prices and rates listed are in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Bonaire National Marine Park
All the beautiful waters around Bonaire are designated as a Marine Park. The fact that anchoring, spearfishing, touching the corals, and removing anything from the reef is prohibited helps us keep our reefs healthy for you to enjoy. A $25.00 US fee CASH Only allows access to the Marine Park for the calendar year as well as entrance to the Washington-Slagbaai National Park (must show tag, paper receipt and photo I.D. at the entrance to the Park). In addition, all other users, i.e. swimmers, snorkeler's, windsurfers, sport fishermen, kite boarders, etc. are required to pay a $10.00 annual fee. This fee also allows holders to enter the Washington-Slagbaai National Park however a $15.00 surcharge must be paid at the entrance to the park.
The Bonaire National Marine Park requires Bonaire Dive Operators to provide a brief orientation to anyone who has not been to Bonaire within the same calendar year before you are allowed to dive. A shore warm up dive on our house reef is also required by the Bonaire National Marine Park prior to any other diving. Habitat conducts this orientation at 9:00 a.m. daily. No diving is permitted without first attending this orientation. If you arrive early in the afternoon, staffing permitting, an orientation will be provided for you so that you may dive that afternoon. However, our packages are structured as such that there is no diving included on the day of arrival. Therefore an additional charge may be added to your bill if you dive on the day of your arrival. There is no diving allowed on the day of your departure.